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2018

BALAFEESH

MUSIC

CONTEST

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HOW IT WORKS

BalaFeesh chooses a 2018 indie album release. 

You:

  1. Listen to the album

  2. Pick a song(s) from that album

  3. Re-arrange it to fit your style

  4. Record your cover version (audio or video)

  5. Submit to BalaFeesh’s 2018 music contest!

 

ROUND 1: GENERAL SUBMISSIONS

 

Submit your video or audio via this website below.
Optional. In addition to the submission, can also choose to upload to your personal social media pages and tag BalaFeesh

SUBMISSIONS OPEN:
SEP 27, 2018

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE:
NOV 15, 2018 - midnight (GMT+3)

ROUND 2: BALAFEESH SHORTLIST

 

BalaFeesh team selects qualified submissions to shortlist. Optional: you can also automatically get shortlisted by getting 1K+ likes on the video posted on your personal social media (remember to tag BalaFeesh!)

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED:
NOV 25, 2018

FINAL ROUND: ARTIST PICKS THE WINNER

Artist/band of the featured 2018 album release will select one winner from the shortlist for the grand prize, and one runner up for second place.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
NOV 30, 2018

2018 FEATURED ARTIST & ALBUM

11 TRACKS

prizes

Grand prize winner will receive $2,500 worth of music purchases from any local vendor of their choosing. Runner-up will receive $500 worth of music purchases from any local vendor of their choosing. 

 
 
 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Production quality of audio and/or video, and the style/genre chosen, will not be considered in judging, as long as minimum standards for file format submissions are met.

1. Creativity of cover

2. Musicality and performance delivery

3. Overall appeal

 

General Rules
 

  • Entrant may apply from any country. 

  • Entrant may cover as many songs as desired from the chosen album.

  • Entrant may submit multiple versions of a chosen song. 

  • Entrant may cover song(s) in any style or genre of their choosing, with or without vocals. 

  • Entrant must fill out all required fields of Submission Form Part 1, any incomplete applications will be disqualified.

  • By submitting your cover, you are authorizing BalaFeesh to re-use that video or audio recording on any online platform

Submission Guidelines
 

  • Format of submission should be one of the following, either:

    • Video file (Mov/Mp4 720/1080 HD video)​, OR

    • Audio file (Stereo WAV/ MP3 - 16/ 24 bit 44/48  Hz)

    • Any lower quality submissions will be disqualified.

  • File Name must include First Name of entrant-Last Name of entrant-Name of song.mp3/wav/MOV/Mp4.​
    e.g. Sama-Shahrouri-Code.mp3,
    Ward-Almuheisen-AlbMaskoon.mp4

  • Length of cover song should not exceed 5 minutes. 

  • Entries will be screened by a BalaFeesh listening committee who will select the finalists, and the finalists will be sent to the contest featured artist who will select the winners.

  • Songs are judged equally on creativity of cover, musicality and performance delivery, and overall likability. Production value and quality of recording will not be considered

General Legal Guidelines

  • Entrant agrees to accept the final decision of BalaFeesh and its judges.

  • BalaFeesh reserves the right to extend the entry deadline

  • Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

  • Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold BalaFeesh, its sponsors, and judges harmless for liability, damages, or claims for injury or loss to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this contest.

  • By entering the BalaFeesh Music Contest, entrant agrees to accept and be bound by the decisions of BalaFeesh and its judges which are final and binding in all matters. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official BalaFeesh Rules And Regulations as established herein.

rules of the contest

Prize Rules​
 

  • Winners will be notified by email or phone.

  • Winners (or legal guardian if winner is under 18)  will be required to sign an affidavit. Failure to sign and return the form within the required time period or provision of false information may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Affidavits are subject to verification by BalaFeesh and its agents.

  • All winners agree to release BalaFeesh from all liability regarding prizes won. All taxes, and customs fees, will be included in total value of prize. 

  • BalaFeesh will use its best efforts to announce the winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.​

  • Prize will be awarded to the name entered on the winner's submission form. If winner is a band, prizes will be awarded to the first name associated with entry form, and division of prizes among band members is the responsibility of winners.

  • Winners must select prize items within two weeks of winner announcement. Failure to do so within the required time period may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.

  • There will be no transfer and substitution of prizes except as necessary due to availability in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

 

Submissions open September 27, 2018 at 10am